Blue-fronted Lancebill / Doryfera johannae

Blue-fronted Lancebill / Doryfera johannae

Blue-fronted Lancebill

SCI Name:  Doryfera johannae
Protonym:  Trochilus Johannae Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt15 no.171 p.45
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blflan1
Type Locality:  Bourcier, Rev. Zool., Aug. 1847, p. 257.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

DORYFERA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-fronted Lancebill D. ludoviciae) Gr. δορυ doru, δορατος doratos  spear; φερω pherō  to carry (cf. Med. L. doriferus  spearman  < Gr. δορυ doru  spear; L. -fera  carrying  < ferre  to carry); "DORYFERA, gen. nov.   Char. gen.— Rostrum forte, ad tertiam partem apicalem, quæ sursum curvatur, rectum.  Alæ subgrandes.  Cauda rotundata, subrigida, rectricibus singulis mucronatis.  Tarsi aliqua parte vestiti.  Pedes magnitudini mediocri.  Digitus et unguis postico digito et ungui medio longitudine æquales.   ...   The species are —  Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise.   TROCHILUS (DORYFERA) VIOLIFRONS." (Gould 1847); "Doryfera Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 15, 1847, p. 95. Type, by subsequent designation, [Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise =] Trochilus ludovicae Bourcier and Mulsant. (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22.)   ...   Replaces Hemistephania Reichenbach, 1854, of Sharpe's Hand-list. Doryfera Gould is not preoccupied by Doryphora Illiger, 1809 [Coleoptera]." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 3).
Var. Dorifera, Doryphora ("Von δορυ (Spiess) und φερω (tragen)" (Cabanis & Heine 1860)).
Synon. Hemistephania.

johannae
Med. L. Johanna  Joanna, Jeanne, Jean, Jane.
● Jane Anne Eliza Sclater née Hunter Blair (1836-1915) wife of English ornithologist Philip Lutley Sclater (Alopecoenas).
● Johanna, former name for Anjouan I., Comoro Is. (syn. Ardea cinerea firasa (ex “Johanna Heron” of Latham 1785), subsp. Corythornis vintsioides).
● Henriette Jeanne Verreaux née Bodier (1826-1895) wife of French natural history dealer Édouard Verreaux (Cinnyris, syn. Columba delegorguei).
Jane Cooke née Loddiges (1812-1843) English botanical painter, daughter of trochilidist George Loddiges (Doryfera).
● Adrienne Marie Louise Jeanne Brasil (b. 1893) daughter of French zoologist Dr Louis L. Brasil (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Haliastur sphenurus).
● Jane Ashton Whitehead née Tinker (1829-1899) mother of English explorer John Whitehead (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (syn. Prionochilus plateni).
● Jeanne Henriette de Dalmas (1888-1978) daughter of French ornithologist Raymond Comte de Dalmas (Martin Schneider in litt.) (Tangara).

SUBSPECIES

Blue-fronted Lancebill (johannae)
SCI Name: Doryfera johannae johannae
johannae
Med. L. Johanna  Joanna, Jeanne, Jean, Jane.
● Jane Anne Eliza Sclater née Hunter Blair (1836-1915) wife of English ornithologist Philip Lutley Sclater (Alopecoenas).
● Johanna, former name for Anjouan I., Comoro Is. (syn. Ardea cinerea firasa (ex “Johanna Heron” of Latham 1785), subsp. Corythornis vintsioides).
● Henriette Jeanne Verreaux née Bodier (1826-1895) wife of French natural history dealer Édouard Verreaux (Cinnyris, syn. Columba delegorguei).
Jane Cooke née Loddiges (1812-1843) English botanical painter, daughter of trochilidist George Loddiges (Doryfera).
● Adrienne Marie Louise Jeanne Brasil (b. 1893) daughter of French zoologist Dr Louis L. Brasil (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Haliastur sphenurus).
● Jane Ashton Whitehead née Tinker (1829-1899) mother of English explorer John Whitehead (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (syn. Prionochilus plateni).
● Jeanne Henriette de Dalmas (1888-1978) daughter of French ornithologist Raymond Comte de Dalmas (Martin Schneider in litt.) (Tangara).

Blue-fronted Lancebill (guianensis)
SCI Name: Doryfera johannae guianensis
guianae / guianarum / guianensis
Guiana; the original European colonies comprised Essequibo and Demerara (= British Guiana), Berbice and Surinam (= Dutch Guiana), and Cayenne (= French Guiana). In early ornithology “Guiana” and “Cayenne” were often used of species of uncertain provenance presumed to be from Amazonia.
● ex “Troupiale de la Guiane” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Leistes militaris); ex “Petit Aigle de la Guiane” of Mauduyt de la Varenne 1784 (Morphnus); ex “Long-tailed Green Parrakeet, var. A, Guiane Green Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Psittacara euops).
● Erroneous TL Guiana (= Luzon = India); ex “Perruche à collier de l’isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Psittacula eupatria).